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  • The Chapo Guide to Revolution

  • A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason
  • By: Chapo Trap House
  • Narrated by: Felix Biederman, Virgil Texas, Brendan James, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 590
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 533

In a manifesto that renders all previous attempts at political satire obsolete, The Chapo Guide to Revolution shows you that you don’t have to side with either the pear-shaped vampires of the right or the craven, lanyard-wearing wonks of contemporary liberalism. These self-described “assholes from the Internet” offer a fully ironic ideology for all who feel politically hopeless and prefer broadsides and tirades to reasoned debate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Genius - Even better that they read their own work

  • By Donnie on 08-21-18

Genius - Even better that they read their own work

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-18

This book is better than America the book that many of us loved 15 years ago because we're stupid. Now let's hope the sequel discusses the truth about Syria.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Shattered

  • Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign
  • By: Jonathan Allen, Amie Parnes
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
  • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,086
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,890
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,885

It was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the tragic story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment about the electorate, no explanation of defeat can begin with anything other than the core problem of Hillary's campaign - the candidate herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • disappointing reading

  • By Jonathan Burg on 04-23-17

Incredible Read!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-17

Fantastic performance and better narrative. Hopefully this party learns something from this embarrassing campaign. I rather doubt it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Knuckler

  • My Life with Baseball's Most Confounding Pitch
  • By: Tim Wakefield
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

At forty-four years old, Tim Wakefield is the longest-serving member of one of baseball’s most popular franchises. He is close to eclipsing the winning records of two of the greatest pitchers to have played the game, yet few realize the full measure of his success. That his career can be characterized by such words as dependability and consistency defies all odds because he has achieved this with baseball’s most mercurial weapon—the knuckleball.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story

  • By Donnie on 02-27-17

Amazing story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-17

This should be a tv series. The ups and downs are amazing. It's tough to relive as a fan, but an amazing story of an even more amazing guy. Grip, kick, throw.

  • The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

  • By: Alex Epstein
  • Narrated by: Alex Epstein
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 841

For decades environmentalists have told us that using fossil fuels is a self-destructive addiction that will destroy our planet. Yet by every measure of human well-being, from life expectancy to clean water to climate safety, life has been getting better and better. How can this be? The explanation is that we usually hear only one side of the story. We're taught to think only of the negatives of fossil fuels, their risks and side effects, but not their positives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Challenging the Status Quo

  • By Ryan E. on 08-20-16

Self-serving - Like a DC Super Villains

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-15

Alex Epstein is Lex Luthor. Just as Lex wants to protect the comic book world from the evil Superman that so many love, Alex wants to protect you from the green movement. Meanwhile both are going to the bank and in league with the other Super Villains. It is utterly genius in the way it is structured with the big reveal at the end that he's out to make a money making organization. Bravo. I feel ripped off.

7 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • Armada

  • A Novel
  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,000
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,902
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31,839

It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom - if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lacked the freshness of Ready Player One

  • By Chad on 01-08-16

Read Ready Player One instead

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-15

The main character is a loathsome turd. There is no way to enjoy the character as it is from his perspective and you don't care about him or hate him.

  • The Mental Game of Poker

  • Proven Strategies for Improving Tilt Control, Confidence, Motivation, Coping with Variance, and More
  • By: Jared Tendler, Barry Carter
  • Narrated by: Jared Tendler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 372
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366

The mental game may be more important in poker than in any other form of competition. It's one of the only games in the world where you can play perfectly and lose-again and again. Hundreds of poker players have turned to mental game coach Jared Tendler's revolutionary approach to help them play their best, no matter how badly they're running. In this book you'll find simple, step-by-step instructions and proven techniques to permanently fix problems such as tilt, handling variance, emotional control, confidence, fear, and motivation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best resources for aspiring poker pros

  • By Greg on 10-03-13

Psychology of the holes in your game

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-12

Would you listen to The Mental Game of Poker again? Why?

Absolutely. It's not necessarily a complex set of instructions but definitely something to review and gauge your progress.

Would you be willing to try another one of Jared Tendler’s performances?

The performance of the book was a little rough. Not the best recording and Jared doesn't seem all that comfortable behind the Mic. That may be beneficial to the reader as it sounds like you're listening to a doctor talk to you.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Phil Gordon's Little Green Book

  • Lessons and Teachings in No Limit Texas Hold'em
  • By: Phil Gordon
  • Narrated by: Phil Gordon
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297

Phil Gordon plays poker with the best players in the world. He has won, and lost, in tournaments and cash games around the globe, all the while studying the game and learning from every hand dealt. It's a tough game. But anyone can become a winning player with the right amount of courage, patience, aggression, observation, and, perhaps most important, dedication to becoming a better player.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By J. Sherman on 12-24-05

Great bang for your book buck

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-12

If you could sum up Phil Gordon's Little Green Book in three words, what would they be?

Concise. Entertaining. Profitable.

Which scene was your favorite?

Discussing how you do not take your foot of the gas for friends or degenerate gamblers.

Any additional comments?

This is a fantastic little book and Gordon is very comfortable behind the mic. Great material and a great performance.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Decide to Play Great Poker

  • A Strategy Guide to No-limit Texas Hold Em
  • By: Annie Duke, John Vorhaus
  • Narrated by: Annie Duke
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414

Ask the great poker players how they'd play a hand and the answer is always "it depends." That answer can be infuriating. But guess what? It really does depend. The key to becoming a great poker player is in knowing what it depends on. At last there's a book that gives you that answer. Poker is a game of so many variables; table position, flop texture, the number of players in a hand, the personalities of your opponents, and so much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Make the Decision to Buy this Audio Book

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-25-12

Aamazing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-12

What did you love best about Decide to Play Great Poker?

Wisdom comes out of no where and will really have you rethinking some if not all of your play.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Party Is Over

  • How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted
  • By: Mike Lofgren
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

There was a time, not so very long ago, when perfectly rational people ran the Republican Party. So how did the party of Lincoln become the party of lunatics? That is what this book aims to answer. Fear not, the Dems come in for their share of tough talk - they are zombies, a party of the living dead. Mike Lofgren came to Washington in the early eighties - those halcyon, post-Nixonian glory days - for what he imagined would be a short stint on Capitol Hill.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Analysis

  • By Dan D on 09-04-12

Chilling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely. To anyone who believes that any candidate is the path to a new America, read this and understand why you're wrong.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Party Is Over?

I hate to ruin the surprise for the true believers...

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • The Last Gunfight

  • The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral - and How It Changed the American West
  • By: Jeff Guinn
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 435
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 372
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 372

For the first time ever, the full story of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral - not only what really happened but why, and how mythology has led us to completely misinterpret the real history of the frontier. Combining cinematic storytelling with prodigious research, The Last Gunfight upends conventional wisdom about what the West was really like, who the Earps and Doc Holliday really were, and what actually happened in Tombstone on that cold day in October 1881.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The movie wasn't even close.

  • By Rick on 03-17-13
  • The Last Gunfight
  • The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral - and How It Changed the American West
  • By: Jeff Guinn
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye

Engaging

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-11

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I truly could not put this down. Whether a casual fan of this legendary story or a historian of frontier America, this book will provide a very new and thorough look at the events before during and after the gun fight.